Sunday, January 20, 2008

:: Fish, Fish, Fish ::

I often tell Markus he is "phase boy". He has a tendency to go through phases of LOVING things. First it was surfing, then golf, then poker. Now it is fishing. I think fishing is here to stay though. He went fly fishing in Kings Canyon with Ryan a few times last fall and he has been hooked ever since. He ties his own flies, he reads about fishing, he even dreams about fishing...no joke.

Since it is not really feasible to go fly fishing at this time of year here, he has been steelhead fishing in the Soquel Creek. He has been four or five times now. They can only fish on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. He went out yesterday by himself for a few hours in the afternoon and caught his first steelhead! He had hooked two before, but the fish were stronger and faster than Markus' line was, but not yesterday! He is one proud fisherman!

Here is the hole he caught the fish in:

Here is his big catch of the day!

Here is to Markus' new phase of fishing...it is here to stay. Fish, Fish, Fish. He dreams of fish.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

konntest du den fisch dann wenigstens essen ????? grillen???? oder muß dieser fisch jetzt für den rest seines lebens mit dem gefühl des "bezwungenwerdens" weiterschwimmen???
xx dein schwesterherz!!!

Lettner Family said...

Ha Ha! It is catch and release...so the poor fish must always be reminded that it was dominated by Markus...and live with a hole somewere in it's cheek!

big hair betty said...

That is a great fish! Way to go Markus!

Krista said...

You guys don't keep it? I was going to be impressed because I figured your new skill must be gutting and cooking fish... :)
That is one big fish though! Good for Markus!

Sally said...

I love that people comment in German on your blog. That's awesome. Also, I don't know if Markus is into reading blogs by people really into fishing, but my friend Isaac has a blog (linked from my blog), called The Mad Fishicist. It's VERY fishing related. Also, awesome people.

Anonymous said...

We (proudly) have these pictures displayed on our fridge...sorry kids, your brilliant (Werner) masterpieces have been ousted by a fish! A family has to have their priorities straight, right?

<3
The Boogers

Anonymous said...

du bist ein grausamer mensch! der herr weiss würde dich verdreschen... trotzdem super grosser bruder. ich schreib auf deutsch, dass deine amerikanischen freunde nicht merken, dass du grausam bist.
ps: riech mal an deinen händen... so greifst du mir nichts an...
XXX anderes schwesterherz

faithsalutes said...

Ryan also has phases...his new one is he has to have all those Air Jordans from back in the day. He puts them on and walks around the house in them like he is in an NBA locker room. I think the next trend will be something like landscaping (well that is what I am praying for..)

Reno said...

Lettner clan . . . I have that glorious fly fishing disease, too. Markus, let's rip some lip sometime! Best, Chris

Anonymous said...

fisch und deine hand mit ring sind groß; herzlichen glückwunsch!!
XXXnochmal anderes schwesterherz

Anonymous said...

Way to go Markus! Nice Fish! Hopefully we can fish together some day.

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